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Hey Mr. DJ Where do I start!? Should the intro be something like “Yo Yo Yo, it’s your boy Dj….” or more formal….”Greetings from 196 Events?” How about we scratch (<<DJ pun) the intro and get right to it. Proceeds to an intro 😉. This is Devail from 196 Events. I’m your professional wedding DJ! […]

Blog, Personal

March 14, 2021

Series: “For the Record” Blogs from the DJ

wedding dj with headphones on at dj booth

If you are a 2021 bride you may be wondering how to keep everyone safe or what precautions you should consider when planning a wedding during COVID. Many of you are faced with several difficult decisions that will impact the success of your wedding day. We want to set your mind at ease with some […]

Wedding Tips

January 8, 2021

10 Tips for Planning a Wedding During COVID

bride wearing mask

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tumultuous year for many families, businesses, schools, and everyone in between. The wedding industry was no exception. Couples and wedding vendors across the country all felt the impact of what 2020 has brought us. None more impactful than COVID-19.  The wedding industry hinges on being able to […]

Wedding Tips

January 1, 2021

The Micro Wedding Is On the Rise for 2021

For their Gala 417 wedding we provided Haley and John with complete wedding coverage which includes music for each part of their day, microphones, lights and a photo booth. Despite their guest list being slashed in half due to COVID-19, everyone had a phenomenal time. the venue The Gala 417 is a stunning  new venue […]

Weddings

September 1, 2020

Haley+John’s Virgina Beach Wedding | The Gala 417

wedding guest posing in Suffolk Virginia photo booth

Brandon and Stephanie’s destination wedding was absolutely amazing. Stephanie’s brother officiated the sweet ceremony with the Atlantic Ocean as his backdrop. The ceremony was simple yet elegantly adorned with tulle lighting lining the aisle. There was so much to love about their big day, but below are 4 of my favorite things. My Fav’s: Mashed […]

Weddings

August 21, 2020

Brandon + Stephanie’s Sheraton Virginia Beach Destination Wedding

"love" drawn in the sand

Yep–you read that right. Jada & Austin’s Top Golf Wedding was absolutely one-of-a-kind. I love when couples abandon traditional wedding plans and celebrate their wedding in a way that is true to who they are. After Jada & Austin exchanged vows at a nearby hotel, their family and friends headed to Top Golf where they […]

Weddings

July 22, 2020

Jada + Austin’s Top Golf Wedding | 196 Events | Virginia Beach Wedding DJ Company

bride and groom hold hands at alter

For their Kiln Creek Wedding, Whitney & Colby chose our Premier Photo Booth with unlimited text messages and prints so everyone went home with memories to cherish. We set up our most popular backdrop, the “Gold Sparkle.” No matter how many times we use this backdrop, it always manages to blow people away. Everyone looked […]

Weddings

July 16, 2020

Whitney + Colby’s Kiln Creek Wedding | Newport News, Virginia

Bride and Groom pose in photo booth

Empowering lives through literacy. The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) is a non-profit organization providing literacy tutoring for elementary students from Title I Schools in Hampton Roads and beyond. We had the pleasure of providing our Premier Photo Booth service for the Life Enrichment Center’s (LEC) annual banquet. Held at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, […]

Corporate

October 18, 2019

Photo Booth at The Founders Inn: LEC Annual Banquet

guest posing in photo booth

Congratulations!  You are engaged! It is time to take the first steps in making plans for your big day.  There are so many details that go into planning a wedding.  While it may feel overwhelming, the intention of this guide is to shed some light on the cost of a DJ in Virginia Beach and the […]

Wedding Tips

October 17, 2019

Ultimate Guide To DJ Pricing in Hampton Roads

Wedding DJ | 196 Events: A Virginia Beach DJ & Photo Booth Company

Image Credit: Karea Preston The connection Devail and Nikki were the perfect team for the type of vibes we wanted for our special day!! From our initial consultation meeting to the actual reception, communication was amazing, accommodations were custom fit for us and their energy and customer service made for a truly special experience. -Ashli […]

Weddings

October 16, 2019

CJ+Ashli | Norfolk Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding Entertainment Company

Norfolk Virginia Bride and groom cut their cake